Good Grief: Experiencing Loss
With the sudden death, at the age of 27, of a friend, Sally, and of her cousin, Linda, at the age of 31, Carol Lee found peoples' attitudes to her grief awkward and often unhelpful. Some years later, she decided to interview people about their experiences, which she found to be similar. The resultant book, Good Grief, brings together interviews with more than 100 people who had lost someone close to them, either through death or divorce.
Born in Carmarthenshire, South Wales, Carol spent much of her teenage life in Tanzania before beginning a career in journalism on the South Wales Echo in Cardiff.She has been a reporter for the BBC, a columnist on the Daily Mail and a contributor to The Observer, The Guardian, The Independent, The Times, The Sunday Times and The Evening Standard. She has taken part in numerous radio and tv programmes.In a chequered childhood, often not going to school at all, and changing, she thinks, around 18 times, journalism was her education.Leaving full-time journalism in order to write books and to t...
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Harpers and Queen
"Grief would seem a subject done to death by counsellors and therapists but journalist Carol Lee has found new material by interviewing aid workers, priests, doctors, policemen and nurses."
Scotland on Sunday
"Carol Lee has examined loss from different viewpoints and presents a compelling collection of stories."